Seneca to Bring Remote Management Tool, New NVRs to ISC West 2018

Seneca says its primary value proposition is making hardware easier and faster to set up and configure for video surveillance.

Seneca Market Development Manager Ron VanTassel spoke to SSI ahead of ISC West to share what the coming is bringing to the show. You can find their offerings at booth 7033.

What is the top product or offering your company is showing off at ISC West this year, and what makes it unique or special?

Seneca will be showing Xconnect 2018. Xconnect 2018 (XC18) Remote Management Tool is the latest enhancement to the already impressive Seneca Physical Security line of products. Xconnect allows you to report, manage and maintain all aspects of a security installation. From camera function to storage integrity, XC18 puts you in control of your entire environment from a single, intuitive dashboard. Xconnect 2018 monitors your security environment with advanced intelligence and empowers you to manage and maintain each and every function of your installation from a single web-based user interface.

While Xconnect’s functionality may be expected to center around the performance monitoring of Network Video Recorders, the application also provides command and control functionality on the device level. Xconnect provides increased system uptime through built in situation management functions which can be programmed to perform initial troubleshooting steps as soon as an event is detected. While the error alert is pushed to your email, third party application or mobile device, XC18 can perform alert-workflow tasks in the background eliminating support calls.

Seneca Market Development Manager Ron VanTassel.

What other products or offerings would you like to highlight, and what are some of their unique qualities?

Seneca also recently announced our new line up of Network Video Recorders for 2018. As a Dell Platinum OEM Partner, we leverage the hardware design and apply Seneca expertise so the NVRs are purpose built, optimized, certified and guaranteed for application within the video surveillance market. The Seneca NVR Servers are all-in-one video surveillance storage/management systems designed to support IP-based digital cameras. The all-in-one servers record video in a digital format and store directly on internal disk drives or direct attached storage. The product line supports recording performance from 1 to 1000s of connected cameras and days to years of storage retention.

What else is new or noteworthy about the company for 2018?

Seneca was named Milestone Technology Partner of the Year at MIPS 2018 in Las Vegas. The Milestone/Seneca relationship has been going strong for seven years. Seneca has applied particular focus on the open platform Milestone community through Marketing and Sales resources in the channel and events throughout the year with a strong emphasis on cyber protection.

What is your company’s overall value proposition to installing security dealers/integrators? Why should they do business with you?

Seneca is a manufacturer of computing technology simplified for security. The primary value proposition is making the hardware easier and faster to set up and configure for video surveillance. Purpose-built servers provide the customers a better experience through faster setup time, optimized performance and certified systems for VMS applications.

What do you see as some of the top opportunities in the marketplace right now?

The physical security market is starting to see a real shift from traditional surveillance and security to more data analytics and business intelligence. The data that exists from many of today’s systems are bridging a gap in data science (Analytics, AI) with best business practices. It provides an opportunity to define software and computer technology need to implement real value analytics.

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